In Loving Memory of Richard F. Dempsey
Richard F. DempseyDunmore, PA April 30, 1943 ~ December 12, 2016 Date of Service: December 16, 2016
Richard F. Dempsey,73, Dunmore, passed away Monday surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Joette Radzvillowicz.
Born on April 30, 1943 in Dixon, Ill, he was the son of the late Fern ‘Jack” Dempsey and Frances Scholl of Polo, Ill. He was educated in the Polo, Ill school system and then received a B.S. and Master of Mathematics and a Master of Computer Science from Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Ill. He taught at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Washington State University at Pullman. He was a retired Associate Professor of Computer Science / Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, where he taught for 34 years.
Rich served the Dunmore community as Cubmaster and Committee Member of BSA Cub Scout Pack 88, St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church and as a coach for 3 girls basketball teams in the Dunmore Biddy Basketball League. He also served as Assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 12, Myrtle Street United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are two sons, Jack and wife Christie of Scranton and Chad of West Pittston, eight grandchildren, Joe, Alex, Dominic, Mia, Zoey, Ella, Alexis and Sophia, a brother, Robert and his wife Marcia, Waterman, Ill., two sisters, Mary Egli and her husband Robert, Hendersonville, TN, and Carol Graham and her husband Don, Treasure Island, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Alex, on May 7th.
The funeral will be Friday at 7pm in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Friends may call from 4pm until the time of service.
Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Dunmore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Richard F. Dempsey Award in Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512